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The Art of Godliness Proverbs 3:1-12

The Art of Godliness

Today is Father's Day, and we're not talking, necessarily, about our earthly dads.

At a Glance

Feeling a little less than manly this Father's Day? No worries. The best-selling book, The Art of Manliness, is here to help. With advice on everything from how to build a campfire, shave like your grandpa, and have the talk with your kids, this book aims to bring back the lost art of being a true scholar, stud and gentleman. It's reminiscent of another how-to book, the book of Proverbs. Although Proverbs isn't so concerned with manliness as it is godliness -- which is applicable for us all.

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For material based on today's gospel text, see "Much Love," June 14, 1998, at

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